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White Mountain Apache Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood showed lawmakers a picture of the tainted water collected near Carrizo on her tribe’s reservation.

Leaders of two Arizona tribes asked Washington lawmakers Wednesday to support funding for development of critical water infrastructure and to OK a bill that would let tribal water be sold to others in the drought-stricken state. Read more»

White Mountain Apache Tribe Vice Chairman Kasey Velasquez testifying in 2016 – the first time Congress failed to help the tribe shift funds to deal with their failing groundwater supply. A second attempt at the bill ran into partisan fighting in the House last week.

A bill to provide desperately needed water-project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily last week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations. Read more» 1

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer layer is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity.

The remnants of a roughly 4.5 billion-year-old meteor that streaked across the Phoenix sky in early June have been located by scientists from ASU. Read more»

White Mountain Apache Tribe Vice Chairman Kasey Velasquez said that the construction of the Miner Flat Dam was a “very important” need for the tribe to deal with their failing groundwater supply.

The federal government needs to “honor its commitment” to Arizona’s White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday. Read more»

Firefighters take advantage of cooler temperatures at night to use 'dip torches' to burn the ground and starve the Cedar Fire of fuel early Monday morning.

Low humidity and high temperatures continued through Tuesday, enabling the Cedar Fire consume another 10,000 acres, southwest of Pinetop-Lakeside in Arizona's white mountains. Officials said they were reviewing how to protect buildings in Cedar Creek, and staging supplies in case the fire succeeded in burning further south. Read more»

The Cedar fire from an airplane at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The fire burned through 14,000 acres on Sunday night, fueled by high temperatures and low humidity.

Fueled by high temperatures and low humidity, the Cedar Fire grew 14,000 acres on Sunday, burning through hundreds of acres southwest of Pinetop-Lakeside, in Arizona's White Mountains. A pre-evacuation notice was given to area residents, and power lines were switched off to protect firefighters. Read more»

Building #1 at the Fort Apache site, Log Cabin, looking west, with replica historic fencing and Cibecue Battle monument.

The Theodore Roosevelt School at Fort Apache has been designated a National Historic Landmark for its role between the federal government and tribes they were trying to assimilate. Read more»